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  • image SM Adam volume 37/15

Reference number

SM Adam volume 37/15


[3] Design showing a plan of the second storey, 1772, unexecuted


Plan of the second storey of the central block as Adam volumes 37/13-14, but with no entrances, and a central tetrastyle portico across the garden front, and containing bedrooms and dressing rooms


bar scale of 4/5 inch to 10 feet


Plan of the second Story of Floors Castle. / for his Grace the Duke of Roxburgh (in the hand of William Adam) / Dressing Room / Bed Chambr (underwritten on pencil) / Bed Chamber (underwritten on pencil) / Bed Chamber / Closet / Closet / Bed Chamber / Gentlemens Dressg room (underwritten on pencil) / Bed Chamber (underwritten on pencil) / Dressg room (underwritten on pencil) / Dressing room (underwritten on pencil) / Bed Chamber (underwritten on pencil) / Great Stars / Anti room / Passage / Bed Chamber (underwritten on pencil) / Gentlemens Dressing Room (underwritten on pencil) / Ladys Dressing room (underwritten on pencil) and some measurements given (verso) 4 / 4

Signed and dated

  • 1772
    datable to 1772

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash within a single ruled border on laid paper (435 x 316)


Adam office hand, possibly William Hamilton or Joseph Bonom, with addition to title inscription in the hand of William Adam


IV surmounted by fleur de lis within crowned cartouche


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 13
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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